Architectural Technology

Anoka Technical College Architectural Technology program offers two award options: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and a diploma.

Graduates learn skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design construction industry, including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers.

The Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Architectural Technology is a 60-credit program. The program consists of technical courses designed to develop skills which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders, and construction material supplies.

In addition to drafting and detailing skills, the student receive training in related areas such as construction estimating, building codes, building mechanical and electrical systems, as well as emerging technologies in energy efficient design. Students receive hands-on training in industry standard computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD and Revit).

Prerequisites

Some courses may require an Accuplacer/ACT score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a "C" or better.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
60
 Technical Requirements
45
Course Number Course Title Credits
 ARCH 1000 Residential Construction
2
 ARCH 1002 Construction Print Reading 2
 ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction
2
 ARCH 1031 Building Systems
2
 ARCH 1035 Green Building Strategies
1
 ARCH 1040 Residential Graphics
1
 ARCH 1045 Commercial Graphics
1
 ARCH 1051 Architectural CAD I
3
 ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II
3
 ARCH 2005 Residential CAD Studio
4
 ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
 ARCH 2027 Intermediate Revit 3D CAD
2
 ARCH 2029 Advanced Revit 3D CAD 3
 ARCH 2030 Building Codes
1
 ARCH 2055 Commercial CAD Studio
3
 ARCH 2070 Commercial Design
2
 ARCH 2085 Structural Technology
3
 CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I
3
 CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
 CEST 1030 Project Management for Estimators
2
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen(15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required.
General Education/MnTC courses:
15

Refer to the Anoka Technical College Web site for a list of MnTC and their goal areas.

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
Course Number     Course Title Credits
ARCH 1000 Residential Construction  2
ARCH 1002 Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040 Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1051 Architectural CAD I 3
CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I 3
TOTAL
11



Spring Semester
ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045 Commercial Graphics    
1
ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II
3
ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD
2
CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
TOTAL
11

SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
ARCH 1035 Green Building Strategies
1
ARCH 2005 Residential CAD Studio
4
ARCH 2027 Intermediate Revit 3D CAD
2
ARCH 2070 Commercial Design
2
ARCH 2085 Structural Technology 3
CEST 1030 Project Management for Estimators 2
TOTAL
14

Spring Semester
ARCH 1031 Building Systems    
2
ARCH 2029 Advanced Revit 3D CAD
3
ARCH 2030 Building Codes
1
ARCH 2055 Commercial CAD Studio
3



TOTAL
9

Does NOT include required 15 MnTC general education credits. Students are required to complete 15 MnTC credits.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Graduates of the Architectural Technology AAS degree learn skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry, including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders, and construction material suppliers.

Drafters who gain experience and knowledge may become design drafters or senior drafters. With additional training or experience, drafters may also move into related positions, such as technical writer, sales engineer or engineering assistant. 

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Anoka Technical College Architectural and Construction Technician diploma is a 54-credit program that consists of skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders, and construction material supplies.

The Architectural and Construction Technology program consists of technical courses designed to develop skills related to the fields of architecture, engineering, contracting, and other design-construction fields.

In addition to drafting and detailing skills, the student receive training in related areas such as construction estimating, building codes, building<br>mechanical and electrical systems, as well as emerging technologies in energy efficient design. Students receive hands-on training in industry standard computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD and Revit).

Prerequisites

Some courses may require an Accuplacer/ACT score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
54
 Technical Requirements 45
Course Number Course Title Credits
ARCH 1000
 Residential Construction 2
ARCH 1002  Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1015  Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1031  Building Systems 2
ARCH 1035
 Green Building Strategies 1
ARCH 1040
 Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1045
 Commercial Graphics 1
ARCH 1051
 Architectural CAD I 3
ARCH 1052
 Architectural CAD II 3
ARCH  2005
 Residential CAD Studio 4
ARCH  2025
 Revit Architectural 3D CAD 2
ARCH  2027
 Intermediate Revit 3D CAD 2
ARCH  2029
 Advanced Revit 3D CAD 3
ARCH  2030  Building Codes 1
ARCH  2055
 Commercial CAD Studio 3
ARCH  2070
 Commercial Design 2
ARCH  2085
 Structural Technology 3
CEST  1000
 Construction Estimating I 3
CEST  1010
 Construction Estimating II 3
CEST  1030
 Project Management for Estimators 2
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
 9
Nine (9) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required.
Student is required to take:
Computer Technologies for Communications 2
Interpersonal Communications 3
General Education Elective 4

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester
ARCH 1000 Residential Construction 2
ARCH 1002 Construction Print Reading 2
ARCH 1040 Residential Graphics 1
ARCH 1051 Architectural CAD I 3
CEST 1000 Construction Estimating I 3
COMP 1002 Computer Technologies for Communication 2
TOTAL 13
Spring Semester
ARCH 1015 Commercial Construction 2
ARCH 1045 Commercial Graphics 1
ARCH 1052 Architectural CAD II 3
ARCH 2025 Revit Architectural 3D CAD 2
CEST 1010 Construction Estimating II 3
SPCH 1200 Interpersonal Communications 3
TOTAL
14
SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester
ARCH 1035 Green Building Strategies 1
ARCH 2005 Residential CAD Studio 4
ARCH 2027 Intermediate Revit 3D CAD 2
ARCH 2070 Commercial Design 2
ARCH 2085 Structural Technology 3
CEST 1030 Project Management for Estimators 2
TOTAL
14
Spring Semester
ARCH 1031 Building Systems 2
ARCH 2029 Advanced Revit 3D CAD 3
ARCH 2030 Building Codes 1
ARCH 2055 Commercial CAD Studio 3
General Education  Elective
4
TOTAL
12

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, please visit:

 

 

Industry Information

Graduates of the Architectural and Construction Technician diploma program learn skills and technology which can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the design-construction industry, including employment with architectural and engineering firms, residential builders and construction material suppliers.

Drafters who gain experience and knowledge may become design drafters or senior drafters. With additional training or experience drafters may also move into related positions, such as technical writer, sales engineer or engineering assistant.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

Awards

AAS Degree
Diploma

Start Dates

Fall: August
Spring: January (with instructor approval)

Contact

Jay Boyle
763-576-4056

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


“Architectural and Construction programs provide the skills and the understanding of technology required to excel in the design construction industry. This training prepares students to be in-demand employees and ultimately makes any business that employs them, and in many cases their own businesses, better and more cost effective.”